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The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in the early 1970s, it was released in Japan in late 1976 and in the USA in early 1977.
From the 1950s, magnetic tape video recording became a major contributor to the television industry, via the first commercialized video tape recorders (VTRs). At that time, the devices were used only in expensive professional environments such as television studios and medical imaging (fluoroscopy). In the 1970s, videotape entered home use, creating the home video industry and changing the economics of the television and movie businesses. The television industry viewed videocassette recorders (VCRs) as having the power to disrupt their business, while television users viewed the VCR as the means to take control of their hobby.
In the 1980s and 1990s, at the peak of VHS's popularity, there were videotape format wars in the home video industry. Two of the formats, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won the war; dominating 60 percent of the North American market by 1980 and succeeding as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.
Optical disc formats later began to offer better quality than analog consumer video tape such as standard and super-VHS. The earliest of these formats, LaserDisc, was not widely adopted. However, after the introduction of the DVD format in 1997, VHS's market share began to decline. By 2008, DVD had achieved mass acceptance and replaced VHS as the preferred low end method of distribution.

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  1. highconcept

    Question Do You Miss the Glory Days of VHS Trailers?

    I thought this might be interesting for AV Forum members, most of which i’m guessing will remember the (good?) old days of renting VHS tapes for the weekend and actually looking forward to the trailers that always came before the films. This video shows all the trailers and competitions (and...
  2. B

    Question help scan dvd and vhs and blu ray covers to picture files without computer

    hi everyone i have got a question i need to ask is there any device that will scan a dvd/blu ray/vhs covers and turn them into jpeg files without a printer the only way i know of is to use a printer that has a scanner and scan the covers to picture files that is the only way i know of but i...
  3. webheadjunky

    Panasonic DMREZ49 recording query from a newbie

    Afternoon all and thanks for letting me join This is my first post and not sure I selected the right category so apologies in advance! I am trying to record old VHS to DVD via a Panasonic DMREZ49 but although I can get it running, the recording stops after around 50mins, even on a high...
  4. M

    Digitising VHS tapes

    Hey all, I have a few VHS tapes that I need digitising. It will be too costly to send in to a service to do this, so I'd rather do this myself. I understand I need a video capture card, however all the ones I've seen only use composite, which from my understanding is lower quality to scart. My...
  5. C

    VHS scart to Pana JX800 TV HDMI via Pana DVR EX79?

    Hi. We would like to play some old VHS tapes for our grandkids. Looking online all the convertors I can find score badly for VHS output, better for consoles etc. So assuming these are a bad solution, I checked the back of our aging Pana DVR EX79 and it looks to have two Scart sockets as well as...
  6. GeorgeL78

    Evil Dead 2 on VHS 😂

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  7. sraper

    Rare VHS tapes 😱

    Just seen this article (sadly the Daily Fail !) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12517315/VHS-101-Dalmatians-goes-eBay-15-000-Disney-classics-listed-10-000-old-tapes-worth.html Are people really sad enough to spend that much on a VHS videotape. Seriously 🤣🤣🤣
  8. S

    BUSH DVRHS02 VHS / DVD Recorder Combo - User Guide

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  9. T

    Panasonic DMR-EZ48V combi 'U61' error help

    Hi, I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ48V combi VHS/DVD player that is stuck in the 'U61' error/self-check loop. I found some blown electrolytics on the main board which have now been replaced and all other electrolytics have tested ok. I've cleaned the laser lens and tried a factory rest but is simply...
  10. M

    Toshiba RDXV60KB Best quality for PAL VHS to HDD?

    Hi, I have a Toshiba RDXV60KB which I am going to use to copy PAL VHS to HDD, then take it off the Toshiba internal HDD using ISOBuster to copy the files to an external hard drive. When I come to dub the VHS tape to the HDD, I have 5 options, XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP . This is where I get stuck...
  11. D

    Sony KV-14FV1U

    Hi all, Looking for some information from better educated TV enthusiasts. I have a brand new KV-14FV1U tv/vhs combi and wondered how rare these are and what value do they hold? Cheers Craig
  12. CircuitJester

    Issue: VHS to PC: No Color when Capturing from VHS to PC

    Hi! I'm running into problems trying to transfer my VHS footage to my computer. Note: My VHS tapes are Canadian/American. The VCR that I'm using is German. I reside in Germany. I'm using OBS Studio because the 'honestech VHS to DVD 3.0 SE' software doesn't work. I'm using the EasyCAP...
  13. Jefix

    Good VHS-player for ripping

    Hi, I'm looking for a good vhs player for ripping. I've been reading some forums and seem to have made up the requirements: panasonic / jvc tbc "hi-fi stereo" s-vhs support good 3d comb filter 4/6 head s-video Can anyone advise a good player which meets these requirements? I know there are...
  14. RavenRidge

    Help with VHS footage not showing on Notebook via Firewire

    Hi Im using my camcorder as a pass-through Laptop >> Firewire>>camcorder>>Svideo>>VCR and i can get a live signal displayed on both camcorder screen & on the screen of the laptop using DVvideo but i cant seem to get whatever VHS tape that being played in The VCR to display on both the Camcorder...
  15. I

    JVC HR-J737MS motor/belt problem?

    Does anyone here can help me find if this is a belt or a motor issue? When I insert a tape, sometime nothing happens or unit won't turn on, or play/ff/fw unless I give it a little push with my finger. Video is on youtube because I can't upload here also, How are Toshiba V-E59 with 6 head...
  16. T

    Digital8 tape to PC not displaying

    I have downloaded the honestech VHS to DVD software to be able to upload my tape footage onto my computer. The video playback on the camcorder itself works perfectly fine, but i try load it onto that software or any software such as OBS it doesn't display but it does recognise the input. I have...
  17. tweaky88

    Record from Pc to VHS

    Hi guys, I was wondering if can i record my pc (I've got a gpu with hdmi) onto a tape using this adapter (i will load a photo) on my VCR Roadstar 7477 (it has got only a SCART that I can select). Thanks to people will reply.
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    Best way to convert VHS to Digital

    Hi All, I am wondering if anyone can help me with this. Had a look on the forum and there are several posts but most are old and the others don't have the exact same circumstances. I am looking to convert some of my old VHS tapes into a digital format and wanted to know what the best options...
  19. snerkler

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    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good VHS to Mp4 converter (including adapter cables) that's compatible with the Apple Silicon (M1) Macs running OS Monterey please?
  20. S

    Copy Macrovision enabled rental VHS tapes (PAL) on the first playback

    I did search for this and the answer may be out there but, if it is, it may be hiding from me due to the terminology being used. Trigger warning for piracy talk - but I am assuming in this case it will be OK given that the piracy occurred over thirty years ago and I have atoned for my sins...
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